Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten-free) | #BreadBakers

It has been raining intermittently since yesterday. Second snowfall of the season is due and we are anticipating it tonight. It is cold and silent outside. Only sound audible is that of rain falling on the dry leaves and plunking on to the muddy earth and the occasional chirp of some bird. Last time when it snowed, the kids went berserk playing in the fresh cottony snow, making snowballs and hurling at each other. Snowmen of different sizes were made, broken down and made again. It was not a heavy snowfall though, but we loved it.

It cleared up by evening. The night was stippled with stars and the stars looked like silver snowflakes as they sprinkled the night sky.  Next morning was bright. Paths were white and the snow crunched as we walked carefully on them. We cleared the snow from the narrow track that connects us to the road.

A Straited Laughing thrush looked from the bare branches.

 Later in the day, we head sonorous calls of a group of Green-backed Tits that was foraging in the oak forest.
Back home, we decided to make  Buckwheat Chocolate Pancakes for breakfast. It was relieving to work in the warm kitchen.

Our teapot gurgled while the pancakes were getting cooked.   We enjoyed a hearty breakfast with a fantastic view from the kitchen.

Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten-free)


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoon unrefined sugar
  • 1 large banana pureed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Flaxseeds or fresh fruits for garnishing


  1. Whisk together first five ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In another large bowl, mix sugar, pureed banana, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Now add dry ingredients and stir well to get a batter of homogeneous consistency
  4. Add more milk if the batter feels thick. The batter should be of dropping consistency and not runny.
  5. Heat a nonstick pan. Grease the pan well and pour about ¼ cup of batter.
  6. Spread the batter by tilting the pan. Let it cook on medium heat.  The top should dry up and there should be small holes on the surface. Drizzle some oil on top and flip. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Serve warm pancakes with chocolate sauce and fresh fruits. You may also sprinkle some toasted flax seeds.

Note – The sugar in the batter is on the lower side. Sugar burns the pancake while cooking. Serve the pancakes with chocolate sauce or honey. You may also serve with fruit preserve.

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Our host for the month Wendy (A Day in the Life on the Farm) wanted us to make Pancakes. Apparently, last week of February is National Pancake week. So what better way to celebrate the occasion but with some amazing pancakes from all over the world. Do check out the other pancakes made by our group.

 ·  Aebleskivers by All That's Left Are The Crumbs
·  Apam Balik by I Camp in My Kitchen
·  Bánh Xèo by Palatable Pastime
·  Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby Pancake by Spill the Spices
·  Brazilian Tapioca Pancakes by Herbivore Cucina
·  Buckwheat Chocolate Pancakes by Ambrosia
·  Eggless Chocolate Chip Pancake by Seduce Your Tastebuds
·  German Pancake with Easy Fruit Compote by A Day in the Life on the Farm
·  Gluten Free Aebleskiver by Gayathri's Cook Spot
·  Hoppers by Mayuri’s Jikoni
·  Hotteok by Sara's Tasty Buds
·  Instant Multigrain Dosa by Sizzling Tastebuds
·  Japanese Pancakes by Karen's Kitchen Stories
·  Kuih Dadar - Bujang Dalam Selimut - Asian Stuffed Pandan Pancakes by The Schizo Chef
·  Moo Shu Pancakes by Food Lust People Love
·  Soft and Spongy Poha Dosas by Sneha's Recipe
·  Swedish Pancakes by Hostess At Heart
·  Syrniki by The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
·  Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes by Cook’s Hideout

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  1. I'm sure these pancakes soothed the soul much as your beautiful photography always soothes mine.

  2. Those sound delicious, and as always, gorgeous photos of the food and the birds =)

  3. Never thought of making buckwheat pancakes with chocolate. They look and sound delicious -- perfect way to start any day.

  4. Wow Namita, these pancakes look so so tempting. I've had buckwheat crepes with fruit and sauce filling so am sure these will taste great.

  5. Ohh these look totally yumm! love your breakfast scenes too! Perfect way to start a day!

  6. I love your post the unhurried pace of your narration it was like I was there with you. As for the pancakes they are yum.

  7. Another fantastic vegan pancakes added to my .. to do list.. love the chocolate addition in it.

  8. Thank you for this yummy is very easy to make and super delicious